For more than 25 years, Christine McEntee has made her mark as an association leader and innovator, guiding some of the most prominent membership organizations through reinventions in governance, membership, programs, public policy, and outreach. Most recently she served as CEO of the American Geophysical Union (AGU), a leading professional global scientific society that annually serves over 100,000 Earth and space scientists. During her time there, AGU became the recognized leader of science societies in addressing discrimination, bias, and harassment in science and in advancing diversity and inclusion. In addition to leading efforts specific within the AGU scientific fields, AGU actively fostered collaboration in this area between and among the scientific societies.
Prior to that role, McEntee served as the chief executive at the American Institute of Architects and the American College of Cardiology, following her tenure as the executive vice president of the American Hospital Association. Long active in the non-profit organization community, McEntee has served on numerous boards, is an American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) fellow, and has been recognized with numerous awards, including the CEO Update Professional CEO of the Year, Crain’s Chicago Business Under 40 Movers and Shakers, and ASAE’s Women Who Advance America award. She is a regular spokesperson to the media and professional audiences.